Introduction: culture mangling: conflict and dissonance in modern language studies

Simpson, J. and MacDonald, E. (2010) Introduction: culture mangling: conflict and dissonance in modern language studies. In: MacDonald, E. and Simpson, J. (eds.) The Culture Mangle: Conflict, Dissonance and Interpretation in Modern Language Studies. Series: Tous Azimuts (4). University of Glasgow French and German publications: Glasgow, pp. 1-21. ISBN 9780852619179

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Abstract

Introduction to the Culture Mangle volume. Locates the essays in the context of divergences and differences of preoccupation in cultural studies as practiced in the different areas of modern language studies in the UK and US. To this end the piece explores tensions and fault lines in constructions of territory, history and identity in various language area disciplines within modern language studies, concentrating notably on Aleksander Sokurov’s Russian Ark (2002), a lavish vision of the Hermitage museum’s reflective condensation of conflicting and desiring visions and articulations of cultural memory.

Item Type:Book Sections
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simpson, Dr James
Authors: Simpson, J., and MacDonald, E.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
College/School:College of Arts > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French
Publisher:University of Glasgow French and German publications
ISBN:9780852619179
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 The Authors
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author
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